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Why EVERYONE Should Be Supporting Black Lives Matter Right Now

Hello,

En lieu of recent events, specifically the murder of George Floyd, this is a time where we as a country need to evaluate how people are being treated and what is being done to prevent police brutality, and racism. George Floyd is the most recent horrific but not the certainly not the first African American to be killed because of the color of his or her skin.

“I know that I will never understand, however, I stand.”  I see these quotes every day on Instagram, and I am very glad people are raising awareness as these quotes cannot be more true. White privilege is real, and I will never know what it is like for a black man or woman to live in this country, or what an encounter with the police would look like. Even an individual who is completely innocent, has not committed a crime faces extreme biases. More should be done to combat false bias and how we are treating people in our society today.

What happened to George Floyd is not okay.

What happened to Brianna Taylor is not okay.

What is happening right now is not okay.

#blacklivesmatter

 

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Why Do We Sleep With People That Treat Us Poorly? Here’s a Theory.

Hey all!

Right now, it’s about 11AM, and I am halfway through my term paper, and The Holiday with Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet. I stopped to write this down, and answer the question above, Why do we pick people that treat us poorly?

A million movies have characters that try to answer this question, and overall, I still seem to come up blank.

In ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ we see Sam with a guy named Craig, who fluffs his own ego with stories from college and talking down to Sam. Her stepbrother Patrick goes, “Don’t make yourself small.” Maybe Sam was doing what she thought Maybe when we like someone, we don’t know how to act. Although, I still love Mr. Andersons answer, “We accept the love we think we deserve.” (This is one of the best quotes ever, in my opinion.) So sometimes, we do things to impress people, or maybe act a certain way, but I think sometimes we have to meet the wrong people to meet the right ones.

If someone says, “You should change this about yourself, ” We know that’s not right. A person who loves you should never tell you to change, and while everyone  does little things we don’t always love, we accept that person anyway.  If someone says to change who you are, I really hope your response will be: SCREW YOU.

We should not accept less than we deserve, as love is limitless- that is- when we lose the judgements, and love each other without picking at the little things.

So let’s love people who love us, and accept them without limits. Love always,

Molly Catherine

 

Work Cited: Perks of Being a Wallflower, Last Holiday (2006)

 

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What It Was Like Having COVID- 19; Day By Day Symptoms:

Hey all,

 

So on a more serious note, about three weeks ago I was feeling pretty crappy, and went over to the hospital to get a test for COVID 19. I received a call the next day, saying I had tested positive for the virus, and it really shook me. While I am feeling much better now, and have fully recovered I thought I would channel my energy into writing about how I felt from day to day, and how this effected my life.

Pre- Exposure:

So my roommate was sick with a low grade fever, and a cough. He said it was ‘no big deal,’ and while normally it would not be, we are clearly in the middle of a pandemic. Many people who have tested positive with COVID have shown no symptoms whatsoever, and I wanted to take precautions.

Day One:

I kept my distance,  went about my own business, yet a week later I ended up in bed with aches and chills, and a fever plus a cough. This lasted about three days before

Day Two:

My aches worsened, but my fever thankfully did not last very long. I ended up sleeping a ton, and ordering soup 🙂

Day Three

My fever soon went away. However, I still had aches, a cough and felt very sluggish and did not want to leave my bed. I would get tired walking up my steps to my apartment, and my legs felt like I had just finished an intense workout. It took me a few moments to catch my breath. This lasted for several more days before I decided to get tested.

The hospital confirmed my case was ‘mild’, and I was sent home the next day. At this point, it felt tiring to lift my arms, and I was completely worn out.

I am feeling better, and trying to get back into the swing of things. I hope those with COVID are beginning to recover while those who are not sick are staying safe.

Love always,

Molly Catherine

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Why It’s OK to Do Your Own Thing

My parents and I aren’t close.

Maybe it’s a little more than random people should know about me, but it is the truth. I have always wanted them to look me and see someone they were proud of, and someone that I could measure up to. That was always hard. I felt like I had to make certain decisions that would make them proud, but in the process, I was completely disregarding myself.  I don’t want to make choices for anyone else but me- because otherwise, who am I living for? There is so much pressure nowadays to make a living to support someone, or be something else- but who are you if you aren’t yourself? If one person can’t show up for you, find someone who can. Over the course of my college career I have struggled to gain independence, and it hasn’t been easy. I moved to another state, and lost some people I really cared about in the process. However, if these people really wanted what was best for me, they would have supported and trusted that I could make a big change and prosper from that.

The point is, you make your life. Not your parents, and not your siblings, most certainly not your friends. If it weren’t for my friends, who have always supported and been there in times of need, I wouldn’t be the same as I am. I am lucky I have supportive people in my life, and I am proud of who I have become.  You should make choices for yourself, not other people.

2020 has been stressful. Coronavirus, school, work, and everything else we have been dealing with in our lives. Take a breather, or a chance- but live because you deserve it.

Love always.

Molly Catherine ❤

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How to Live Life to the Ultimate Boldest & Fullest

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I was supposed to publish this a particular article a long while ago.Coronavirus has taken a toll on us all, even those who aren’t sick.

Sometimes, you have to live regardless of what is going on in the world. However, traveling during a pandemic isn’t really smart so much as impulsive… “living boldly” when you could get sick could only get you hurt. However, living life to the fullest doesn’t always mean hiking every mountain to its peak. Sometimes, it means taking a step back, smelling the coffee and spending some time thinking about you. Your decisions, life, relationships, and maybe what you want to do in the future.

How we deal with relationships is important, but when disaster strikes, being with those we care about becomes even more important.

If you have friend who needs someone to talk to, lend an ear! Be someone your other friends can turn to, and potentially even have a conversation about what could be bothering you (besides coronavirus) We’ve all got stress right now, and staying in with family is great, but when your around them 24/7, it can be hard to balance relationships and get alone time. It’s not a bad thing to take a step back when you need it most, and just click on the TV and simply chill. So relax! Spend time with your dog, cat, sibling, or spend time alone. It is up to you.

Overall, try to think about the most important parts of your life, and what you care about. This could be different for everyone, and that’s okay.

One positive thing about quarantine is we have all of this time to kick back and just sit around, which means if we try we can be productive, we can! Start a business, learn a language or catch up on homework, do anything you want- but now we actually have time to decide how we spend our time which can be worthwhile.

Stay safe, and keep doing you.

Love always,

Molly Catherine

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5 Things to do While in Quarantine

Hey all, so I am certain by now you have all heard about the COVID- 19 pandemic and are for sure beyond bored or looking for something to do. Me? I have WAY too much homework to the point I want to do anything else. Right now, this is me doing something else. Also, here’s five things you could do to stay sane while at home:

  1. Create a new playlist.  I get a lot of hate for not using Spotify, but even if you have Apple Music, take some time and look for some songs to add some moods to your day. Trust me, it’ll save you from being locked up with an annoying sibling.
  2. Spend time with your pet. I wish I had a dog, but for those of you who do have a furry friend I would recommend you go give them a hug. Netflix and chill is great, but when your dog looks up at you sadly because you’ve been home a week and have loved the TV, Doritos and your mattress more than him, well, it may be time to give some love.
  3. Start a business. I have some very motivated friends, who actually gave me this idea! We’re sitting around, and basically have all of this time on our hands, so why not do something productive?
  4. Take a bubble bath. This one I really might actually be for real on, as that is exactly what I am doing tonight.  Relax and stay healthy and chill in the best way possible! (Bubbles are optional.)
  5. Face-time some friends. I had a face time reunion with some close friends I haven’t seen in a while. It honestly felt so good to just catch up and hear where they have been and how QT has been treating them. We’re all bored, so why not be bored together?

Overall, I’d say you now have five new things to do, or six, which would be to check out some more articles I wrote 🙂 Or go to sleep. Because that’s what I am going to do.

Laters!

– Molly Catherine